Wildfires, earthquakes and other disastrous forces of nature have been coined “acts of God”. Some insurance companies use this wording in contracts to designate disastrous events over which we seem to have no control.
This infers that when the forces of nature negatively impact our lives, God is responsible. And a possible second inference would be that, if God is responsible, it would be senseless and ineffective to pray about them.
Yet, many of us are praying for the people affected by the wildfire situation in Alberta. We pray because this activity can produce practical results – it can bring comfort, create an ability to think clearly and creatively in distressing situations, and avert a worsening of the crisis.
A good example of this was the rescue Continue Reading